Local News

  • Interstate accident injures 3

    Three people were injured in an accident on I-64 late Tuesday afternoon, in which one vehicle overturned and a semi-tractor trailer ended up on its side in the median.

    Shelby County Sheriff's deputy Brian Miller said the accident happened at mile marker 26 at about rush hour.

    He said what caused it was that a car had caught fire on the side of the roadway, and people were looking at that and not paying attention to where they were going.

  • Simpsonville tax hearing Friday morning

     Simpsonville will have a public hearing Friday morning to review the city's proposed ad valorem tax increase for 2009.

    The city is seeking a tax rate of 9.2 cents, an increase of .1 from 2008.

    Citizens can comment at city hall at 8:15, then the commission will go into special session to review the tax and, obstensibly, pass it.

    At its regular meeting on Tuesday night, the commission:

  • County to give road work to local company

    The Shelby County Fiscal Court voted Tuesday night not to accept the lowest bid on a road surfacing project, but, rather to accept a slightly higher bid.

    The reason?

    Magistrates agreed with County Road Supervisor Carl Henry’s thinking that Shelbyville Asphalt should be the contractor chosen to do the resurfacing work on Webb Road rather than Louisville-based Commercial Paving, even though the latter would charge only $188,000 to Shelbyville Asphalt’s $190,000.

  • BREAKING NEWS: Police chase, apprehend couple near downtown Shelbyville

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  • 'Cash for Clunkers' no lemon in Shebyville.

    There's a lot of uncertainty about the future of the "Cash for Clunkers" program, but local car dealers say one thing is for certain: The program has helped get people into showrooms and buying cars in Shelby County.

    Car Allowance Rebate System (CARS), better known as "Cash for Clunkers," allows people to turn in their inefficient vehicles for new, more fuel efficient ones with a $3,500 or $4,500 discount. The government then reimburses the dealer for the discount.

  • EARLIER: New high school nearly one third complete

    Martha Layne Collins High School is coming along, and school officials report that the construction is nearly a one-third complete.

    Duanne Puckett, community relations coordinator with Shelby County Schools, said that the construction is 27 percent complete, according to a report from Sherman-Carter-Barnhart architects.

    The school, on Discovery Boulevard west of Shelbyville, is set to open in August 2010.

    "The progress report was issued July 14 with input from Whittenburg construction," Puckett said.

  • Ladner is new headmaster of Cornerstone

    With 25 years of history in its books, Cornerstone Christian Academy now looks to David Ladner to help write its next chapter.

    Ladner took over as headmaster for Cornerstone on Monday, bringing a two-prong mission for the students of the school.

  • Home destroyed by fire

    Keyshia Patterson, captain of the Shelby County High School volleyball team, stood beside a backyard trampoline early Monday morning, sorting through damaged family mementoes, all that seemed to be left after her family’s home was destroyed by a sudden and violent blaze.

  • County to approve Goals and Objectives

    The Shelby County Fiscal Court will consider a variety of items when they meet Tuesday night, including approving  the Goals and Objectives of the county’s updated Comprehensive Plan.

    The G&Os comes before the fiscal court after two workshops to refine the plan to fit the wishes of the magistrates and County Judge Executive Rob Rothenburger, who met with Triple S Planning and Zoning Executive Director Ryan Libke on those occasions.

  • Shelbyville Post office reducing hours

    The revenue shortfall that is causing so many problems for the United States Postal Service has delivered some bad news in Shelbyville.

    The Shelbyville Post Office will but curtailing its hours as part of its effort to help the agency absorb about $7 billion in lost revenue.